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International Volunteer Day  Mr. Speaker, yesterday, International Volunteer Day, we celebrated the millions of Canadians who volunteered in their communities and abroad to make the world a better place. Today, I would like to thank the people in my community who give so generously of themselves, people lik

December 6th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for her question. I believe that it is clear in the budget that we presented to the House that we are starting by helping Canadians. Take for example, the tax cut for the middle class; the Canada child benefit, which will help nine out of ten fa

December 5th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, I of course recognize the struggles that Alberta and the member's fellow Albertans are going through. Our government has been very clear in giving concrete assistance in terms of infrastructure dollars that are making an impact right now, in terms of approving the pi

December 5th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, our government is committed to creating an environment in which we can have well-paying, middle-class jobs. We know that infrastructure projects, whether social infrastructure such as housing or child care, green infrastructure like waste-water treatment plants or ot

December 5th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Budget Implementation Act, 2016, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to take this opportunity to rise in this place to speak in support of this legislation and to discuss the international assistance provisions outlined in budget 2016, as well as provide some additional insight into the direction our government is ta

December 5th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, this is a pivotal moment not only for Cuba but also for relations in the western hemisphere. We are at a point where one of the greatest stalemates in our hemispheric history has begun to thaw and open up. Canada can play an incredibly important role in working with

December 1st, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, it is incredibly important that we state clearly that in Canada we do not celebrate death. Therefore, while we recognize the controversy with respect to Mr. Castro, that he was a dictator and that there were and are human rights offences that have happened and contin

December 1st, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for her remarks. I believe that my speech was simply based on what Canada is doing to help people and the people of Cuba. I spoke about food security and economic growth in Cuba. However, it is especially important that Canada engage with Cuba to

December 1st, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, Canada has a long-standing development co-operation program in Cuba. Ours is the longest-running development program of any western nation. Canada had a modest international development relationship with Cuba between 1968 and the establishment of our formal bilateral

December 1st, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Canada Pension Plan  Madam Speaker, I appreciate the member's speech and I appreciate that many millennials like to save. They want to, but I wonder what my hon. colleague would say to my peers who are between the ages of 25 and 35 today, who are making between $35,000 and $40,000 a year and just do

November 29th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Canada Pension Plan  Madam Speaker, of course research and analysis have been done. The member's question gives me a great opportunity to mention that my mother is visiting today and is in the gallery. She is a small business owner—

November 29th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Canada Pension Plan  Madam Speaker, my mother is a small business owner and she has made it clear to me that she understands this is not a tax but a pension contribution and that it is important for Canadians all across Canada to make sure they have good retirement security. Many small business owner

November 29th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Canada Pension Plan  Madam Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for her shared commitment to those people who need greater pension security. It is incredibly important to recognize that with this bill, we would be helping thousands, if not millions, of Canadians achieve greater retirement security. I

November 29th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Canada Pension Plan  Madam Speaker, I would like to focus on why I am really excited about the CPP enhancement. It is really important for me, as a young Canadian, that we encourage young Canadians to save. I have spoken to many of my peers across Burlington and across the country who have told me th

November 29th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal

Canada Pension Plan  Mr. Speaker, I am particularly pleased to speak to the enhancement of the Canada pension plan because, once again, the government is providing the middle class with a concrete solution to help it get ahead. It is important to recognize that retirement levels have dropped in Cana

November 29th, 2016House debate

Karina GouldLiberal